Leave a Comment
Mild spoilers below for The Walking Dead's latest episode, titled "Some Guy."
Of all the crazy moments that went down in The Walking Dead's Season 8 premiere, one of the weirdest was the way the episode turned Father Gabriel and Negan into temporary roommates. Even weirder? The show completely avoided touching base with those two characters for the next three episodes. They'll be back in "The Big Scary U," though, and you should definitely check out the new trailer below to get a sense of why it might be very important for Negan to get freed after tonight's bloody massacres.
After spending most of the first four episodes watching the good guys gain the upper hand on Negan's Saviors with a series of outpost-eliminating missions, "The Big Scary U" will bring the narrative focus back around to the less savory members of this universe. We'll get to watch Negan and Father Gabriel's awkward co-existence as they wait for a time when they can break free through the zombie horde surrounding their current safe zone. And we'll also get to peek in on how things are breaking down inside the Sanctuary, with Gavin curious about who the mole might be within those walls.
We know it's Dwight, of course, but we have no idea how long it's going to take everyone else to figure it out. If he's smart, he'll immediately make it look like someone else is to blame, in order to shield suspicions that he's to blame. Eugene might be a very good scapegoat for a plan like that.
And it sounds like the Saviors have an attack of some kind planned, as Negan foreshadows a lot of people heading to their dooms without him being around to stop it from happening. It could be just bravado, of course, but he may very well be the best way to keep the Saviors from killing off very Team Family member they come across. Below, you can check out another new video ant AMC released, showcasing more of Negan and Father Gabriel's conversation.
Interestingly, some fans were speculating that Father Gabriel was the mole within Rick's group leaking information to Negan and the Saviors. That doesn't seem to be a concept guiding the scene above, but that could always just be due to editing. Gabriel may very well be a two-timing double-crosser yet again. We'll just have to wait and see.